• Chris Koenig

    Hierarchical Databinding in WPF

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    I got an email the other day from a friend who was having some trouble getting the WPF TreeView to do what he wanted to do. He had a master-detail relationship between Doctors and Patients, and wanted to add some additional information about each Doctor...
  • Chris Koenig

    ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview Now Available

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    ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview : The Official Microsoft ASP.NET Site Get it while it's hot - the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview is now available from the ASP.NET web site . Contained in this *preview* release are the following bits (description taken...
  • Chris Koenig

    Cool WPF Effects Library

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    My friend and colleague Jared Bienz over on the ISV Evangelism Team just released a new project today out on CodePlex called Transitionals.   In the wake of all the recent upsurgence of interest in WPF, this cool effect couldn’t have come at a better...
  • Chris Koenig

    Upgrading from SQL 2000/2005 to 2008

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    Still running SQL Server 2000 or 2005?  Interested in upgrading to 2008, but not sure how to go about it?  Here are a couple of recently released resources from your friends at Microsoft to help you get through the upgrade with a clean bill...
  • Chris Koenig

    IE8 - Standards Mode and IE7-Compatibility Mode

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    As you all know, the Internet Explorer team has been working hard to make IE8 the most standards compliant browser around.  Unfortunately, not all web sites confirm to these standards today.  If you have concerns about your web site rendering...
  • Chris Koenig

    Silverlight Spy

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    I found this GREAT tool for Silverlight developers today called Silverlight Spy .   It’s basically a jazzed-up runtime inspector of running Silverlight applications.  Point it at a web site containing a Silverlight control and it will snoop...
  • Chris Koenig

    New .NET Logos announced today!

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    .NET is getting a logo facelift! This is not something I had planned to blog about – it just arrived in my inbox tonight while I was working on the other postings and I decided to see if I could be one of the first ones to talk about it :)  Anyway...
  • Chris Koenig

    Windows Live Mesh on Windows 7

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    For those of you attending PDC and are experimenting with Windows 7, here’s an update you’ll need to apply to get Mesh working on your new OS.  Just create a REG file with the following information in it, and run it on your Windows 7 machine. ...
  • Chris Koenig

    PDC Day 2 – Windows 7, Windows Live, Mesh and Office Online

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    Today’s big announcements at PDC were around Windows 7, .NET 4/VS2010, Windows Live Mesh and Microsoft Office futures. Windows 7 Both Windows Server 2008 R@ and Windows 7 will have the ability to boot from a VHD as well as mount a VHD like a normal drive...
  • Chris Koenig

    Detecting Network Status in Silverlight 3

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    I’m totally loving Silverlight 3, and wanted to dig into some of the new features that I learned about at MIX09 this past week.  I’ve already posted on the Silverlight 3 out-of-browser experience , and now I want to augment that with some information...
  • Chris Koenig

    Guy Burstein's Blog : IOException: Cannot locate resource app.xaml - WPF in Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

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    I don't know if any of you have run into this problem yet, but it's freaky. Basically what I've seen is WPF applications created in VS2K5 then converted to Orcas B2 give the following error: IOException: Cannot locate resource blah.xaml Not sure what...
  • Chris Koenig

    Incredible DeepZoom Demo

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    My most favorite SeaDragon demo is now available via Silverlight DeepZoom. The demo features a “fake” advertisement on a “fake” version of MSN.com that, when you hover over it, turns into a DeepZoom-enabled version of the ad. ...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio 2008 Hotfix Available

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    If you're doing Web Development on Visual Studio 2008, head on over to the Microsoft Downloads area to get yourself a copy of the first Visual Studio 2008 hotfix.  http://tinyurl.com/33tpkr For information on what issues have been addressed by this...
  • Chris Koenig

    Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest Update

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    Over the past few weeks, I've been mentioning the Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest parties on my blog and have received a lot of great questions and comments about it.  Here's the latest version of "what's what" on the InstallFest, including...
  • Chris Koenig

    PHP on Vista 64-bit

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    I wanted to try out the FastCGI stuff for myself, and learn a little PHP along the way, so I downloaded and installed the FastCGI module from IIS.NET , and the latest version of PHP. Of couse, because I'm running 64-bit Vista , there were some things...
  • Chris Koenig

    Heroes Happen {Here} - Launch event Giveaways

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    I've been getting a lot of email recently about the Launch Events, specifically asking me what versions of which software people will be getting for attending.  Although I'm sure the real reason you're going is to learn more about these exciting...
  • Chris Koenig

    Rainbow's End

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    I don't normally get a lot of time to read books just for fun - usually I'm doing my best just to keep up with email, blog postings, and the occasional technical book. Recently my good friend Phil Wheat , our AE down here in South Central, suggested a...
  • Chris Koenig

    Silverlight 3 Out-of-Browser Support

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    I know it was just announced today, but I had to play with the OOB experience in Silverlight 3 and give it a quick Road Test.  Luckily, it is just as simple as it looks.  This short post will give you an overview of creating a simple OOB experience...
  • Chris Koenig

    Create Your Own Photosynth Synth!

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    You all know how big a fan I am of Microsoft Photosynth – for those (like me) that missed their update, they are sporting a new web site featuring a TON of new synths , as well as a tool to create your own synth !  Not sure how?  They’ve got...
  • Chris Koenig

    Texas vs. A&M - Big 12 Football

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    As a graduate of The University , we always look forward to the Texas vs. Texas A&M game on Thanksgiving.  This year, I was a little surprised to find out that the game is actually not on Thanksgiving, like it was when I was in school, but is...
  • Chris Koenig

    Silverlight on Skyfire

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    For those that don’t know about it, there is a really cool Internet browser for Windows Mobile 6 called Skyfire .   Skyfire shows a web site on a WM device just as it looks on a normal PC browser.  The user can then pan and zoom and interact...
  • Chris Koenig

    Get your .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 right here…

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    UPDATE: Fixed the links to the bits! Hot off the presses this morning, a VPC containing the first CTP for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 were released to the public on Microsoft Connect. The VPC is broken down into a TON of files, but Brian...
  • Chris Koenig

    Customizing the SharePoint/WSS UI – Part 1

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    Have you noticed that you can almost always spot a SharePoint site when you encounter one on the web? They all seem to have the same layout, with the familiar blue menus, and the little team icon in the upper-left hand corner. It’s always bugged me that...
  • Chris Koenig

    Community Contributions: Entity Framework Learning Guide

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    One of our local area rockstars - Zeeshan Hirani - has released a 500+ page learning guide to Entity Framework.  In his words, this document was developed over time as a learning guide for him and his co-workers, and he hopes that you will also find...
  • Chris Koenig

    Dallas XNA User Group

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    Just a reminder to everyone that the first ever Dallas XNA User Group meeting will be held on July 15th, 2008 at the SMU Guildhall .  The first meeting is all about getting to know the people who are interested in developing an XNA community in Dallas...
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